Slaley Hall Hotel Spa & Golf Resort, Hexham, Northumberland
A large, family-friendly golf and spa hotel in south Northumberland with an Edwardian hall at its core, modern wings with contemporary classic styling, and a choice of bars and restaurants. The Elemis Spa offers a wide range of treatments and even has a steam room and whirlpool.
Rooms available from £81.90 per night
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The hotel is set within its own grounds, making it a peaceful location. You're 30 minutes from Roman Fort sites including Chesters, Housesteads and Vindolanda. Head to Hexham for the Abbey, tea rooms and independent shops.
The hotel is six miles to the south of the A69 between Newcastle and Carlisle; the nearest towns are Corbridge and Hexham.
By car: around 2 hours from York, 3 hours from Manchester and 6 hours from London. Free on-site parking available.
By train: Manchester to Hexham takes 3 hours 30 minutes; London to Hexham takes 4 hours - after which, it's a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Book trains to Hexham.
CHARACTER & STYLE
You'll find well-preserved rooms in the original Edwardian building with its dark oak panelling and bay windows, while the majority of the hotel is in more modern, sandstone extensions. The feel is that of a members club, with dark tartan carpets, plum and grey décor and black-framed mirrors.
Whether you're looking to remain active or relax, there's plenty to do. Facilities include two golf courses, a pool, gym and Elemis spa. Enjoy a woodland walk (clay-pigeon shooting can also be arranged) or spend time in the lounges, bars, or terrace. Staff are always happy to help.
- Swimming pool
- Games room
- Golf course
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Bedrooms are generously sized and decorated in a contemporary-classic style, with muted colours and a low-key feature wall. Large, bright bathrooms have baths as well as a showers. Some of the suites in the original hall have grander features and big windows.
Room types: Classic Room, Superior Room, Family Room, Suite
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, desk, sitting area, TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
Brasserie-style dishes are served in the main restaurant, with crowd-pleasers (such as burgers and pies) in the two bars. There's a decent range of drinks and cocktails too. Afternoon tea at Duke's overlooking the gardens is a treat.
Mr Kennedy's Brasserie: classic British cuisine, dishes include confit duck leg and pork belly. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.
The Claret Jug: informal clubhouse restaurant, all-day dining, open daily.
Duke's: afternoon tea served daily, 1-4pm.
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